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St. Martinville in St. Martin Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

(1807 - 1882)

— "Poet of the People" —

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Waldon, June 28, 2013
1. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Marker
Inscription.  He was a man of great social consciousness. In works like Evangeline and Hiawatha and his collection of anti-slavery poems Longfellow helped to preserve cultural memory.

From remarks by Dr. Layne Longfellow at the unveiling in Evangeline Oak Park, of the Longfellow bust sculpted by Fred DeCourt, Jr. for the St. Martinville Rotary Club.
3 March 2005
Erected 2005.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. A significant historical date for this entry is March 3, 2005.
Location. 30° 7.308′ N, 91° 49.644′ W. Marker is in St. Martinville, Louisiana, in St. Martin Parish. Marker is on Port Street near S New Market Street. In Evangeline Oak Park on the west bank of Bayou Teche. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Martinville LA 70582, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Judge Émile Édouard (Edward) Simon (a few steps from this marker); The Old Castillo Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Evangeline Oak (within shouting distance of this marker); Deportation Cross
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(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Evangeline Monument (about 600 feet away); On This Site Lie Buried Officers of The Attakapas Militia (about 600 feet away); St. Martin Catholic Church (about 700 feet away); Ange Marie Jan (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Martinville.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 8, 2017. It was originally submitted on June 28, 2013, by Mike Waldon of Lafayette, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 589 times since then and 122 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on June 28, 2013, by Mike Waldon of Lafayette, Louisiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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Sep. 23, 2023